We are getting ready for the 4th of July here at Latham. Plans are underway for cookouts, beach trips and parades. Apparently we are also keeping a close eye on the weather so alternative activities are a must in case Mother Nature has other ideas in store for Cape Cod.
When you are thrown a curve ball you need to adapt and staff at Latham are prepared for whatever comes our way. That is an important aspect of great preparation. It is all well and good that you planned a fabulous day of fun in the sun, but…what if? What if it rains? What if there are transportation issues? What if the lead person is sick? It’s the “what if’s” in programming that can ruin a great day for terrific kids who deserve a fun time.
So, this is where talented and creative staff take center stage. They are like the scouts-- always prepared. They have considered all of the possibilities and they not only have back-up plans, they have reassured and shared their plan with the kids. Activities, games, performing; you name it, staff have planned it. The students may be disappointed, may need some time to handle the switch, but we can be patient, and with practice they become more able to handle a change in plans. As the week progresses, we’ll see if the traditional holiday activities get underway or if those backup plans get called out. Either way, it’s going to be a fun week!